The U.S. House voted Wednesday to create a select committee to investigate abortion practices and fetal tissue donation, a move that Democrats say is a politically motivated attack on Planned Parenthood.
An order issued Tuesday directs the Center for Medical Progress to turn over any footage and documents to the National Abortion Federation before disclosing that material to Congress.
In a brief submitted to the Roberts Court, the State of Texas could barely be bothered to muster up a defense of some of the most devastating abortion restrictions in the country.
Arkansas is the latest conservative-run state to have efforts to defund Planned Parenthood health-care centers blocked by a federal court.
U.S. Sen Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) in a statement connected the attack on the facility to the political attacks this year on Planned Parenthood by anti-choice activists and lawmakers.
The #ShoutYourAbortion hashtag seemed to strike a nerve with the Twitter users who heaped scorn and harassment on women who shared their stories.
The U.S. House voted to avoid a government shutdown and fund Planned Parenthood, but the right-wing fight against women’s health care is far from over.
The misleadingly-named “Women’s Public Health and Safety Act” would allow states to kick health-care providers out of their Medicaid programs for performing abortions, or being connected in almost any way to abortion services.
Republican lawmakers asked Planned Parenthood president Cecile Richards the same questions over and over, seeming not to care what her answers were or whether their questions were grounded in reality.
Tuesday’s ruling keeping the Planned Parenthood Association of Utah’s funding intact is the latest effort from the federal courts to protect the reproductive health-care provider from conservative political attacks.